This introductory design course helps its students acquire grounding in aesthetics as they relate to design for performance and a critical eye that will serve them throughout their lives. For those students interested in becoming designers receive foundational experience for the specializations offered in subsequent classes. In this class we teach the elements of design and the principles of composition that apply to theater and film. Over the semester our students come to understand and acquire the skills to develop visual expressions of the meaning of play and film scripts. They work both individually and in groups through a series of design projects that incorporate script analysis and presentation and research techniques. This course is intended for first and second year students. Juniors and seniors may enroll with permission of the instructor. Ticket Fee: $50.